Sep 11, 2017 | | | Fun Korean TriviaWomen
Haenyo, means ‘sea women’, they are the brave and strong women divers on Jeju on Udo Islands. They can deep dive 65 feet in freezing cold waters and hold their breath for several minutes with no breathing equipment. They harvest and fish for abalone, sea urchin, octopus and seaweed, century-old practice. Today, many of them are over 60 years old. (We find this incredible!) They could be the last generation of modern mermaids. There were 20,000 divers in 1960. Today, there are only 2,500. Korean
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